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Janelle Tassart
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jtassart@phoenixchamber.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 8, 2020

PHOENIX – The Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee (Chamber PAC) has endorsed 59 candidates for the Arizona Legislature prior to the August 4 Primary Election. The Chamber PAC has supported business-friendly candidates in local and state races for more than three decades.

“For nearly 40 years, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee has supported pro-business candidates for state and local offices regardless of political party affiliation,” explained Chamber PAC Chairman John Moody.  “After a diligent review and deliberation process for the 2020 primary election cycle, we are pleased to endorse candidates who understand the issues impacting the success of businesses and the challenges of our current economic climate, and who are willing to collaborate to advance policies that will support a prosperous economy in the Greater Phoenix region and throughout the state of Arizona.”

“The PAC and the endorsement process are hallmarks of how the Chamber advocates for businesses. Both are critical to our mission of advocating for economic prosperity in our region,” said Todd Sanders, Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO. “Despite the unique challenges of this year, the PAC Board vetted many well-qualified candidates and chose to make primary election endorsements of those whose policies aligned with the Chamber’s mission. We proudly support candidates focused on Arizona’s economic recovery, with a focus on job creation and business retention and expansion. These candidates are truly dedicated to the economic future of Arizona.”

The following is the list of candidates endorsed by the Chamber’s PAC for the 2020 Primary Election:

District 1

Karen Fann (R), Senate

Selina Bliss (R), House

 

District 13

Sine Kerr (R), Senate

Tim Dunn (R), House

Joanne Osborne (R), House

 

District 21

Rick Gray (R), Senate

Kevin Payne (R), House

Beverly Pingerelli (R), House

 

District 2

Daniel Hernandez (D), House

 

District 14

David Gowan (R), Senate

Gail Griffin (R), House

Becky Nutt (R), House

 

District 22

David Livingston (R), Senate

Ben Toma (R), House

Frank Carroll (R), House

 

District 3

Alma Hernandez (D), House

 

District 15

Heather Carter (R), Senate

Jarret Hamstreet (R), House

Steve Kaiser (R), House

 

District 23

Michelle Ugenti-Rita (R), Senate

John Kavanagh (R), House

Jay Lawrence (R), House

 

District 5

Sonny Borrelli (R), Senate

Leo Biasiucci (R), House

Regina Cobb (R), House

 

District 16

John Fillmore (R), House

Lisa Godzich (R), House

 

District 24

Lela Alston (D), Senate

Jennifer Longdon (D), House

Amish Shah (D), House

 

District 6

Sylvia Allen (R), Senate

Walter Blackman (R), House

 

District 17

J.D. Mesnard (R), Senate

Jeff Weninger (R), House

Jennifer Pawlik (D), House

 

 

District 25

Tyler Pace (R), Senate

Rusty Bowers (R), House

Michelle Udall (R), House

 

District 8

T.J. Shope (R), Senate

Frank Pratt (R), House

 

District 18

Sean Bowie (D), Senate

Bob Robson (R), House

 

District 28

Kate Brophy McGee (R), Senate

Aaron Lieberman (D), House

 

District 11

Vince Leach (R), Senate

Mark Finchem (R), House

Bret Roberts (R), House

 

District 19

Lupe Contreras (D), Senate

Diego Espinoza (D), House

Lorenzo Sierra (D), House

 

District 29

Cesar Chavez (D), House

 

District 12

Warren Petersen (R), Senate

Travis Grantham (R), House

Jake Hoffman (R), House

 

District 20

Paul Boyer (R), Senate

Shawnna Bolick (R), House

Anthony Kern (R), House

District 30

Tony Navarrete (D), Senate

Robert Meza (D), House

 

 

About the Greater Phoenix Chamber Political Action Committee 

The Chamber PAC was established in 1978 to help pro-business candidates get elected to state, county and local offices and ultimately improve the overall business climate in Greater Phoenix. The Chamber first became a Mega PAC in 2003—the first Chamber in Arizona to achieve this elite distinction, which allows the PAC to drastically increase its support of pro-business candidates.  To date, the Greater Phoenix Chamber is one of two chambers in the state to achieve Mega PAC status.

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. The Chamber pursues this mission by collaborating with business, political and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool, create a regional approach to economic development, and drive a pro-Arizona agenda.

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Posted by Danny Imes